Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church is a church born at and through the cross yet given the name “Lutheran” following the Reformation. As such we accept the Bible-based teachings that inspired the Reformation:
Grace alone: God loves all the people of the world even though they are sinful, rebel against him, and do not deserve his unfailing love. Yet even in the midst of our rebellion against him God sent his one and only son into our flesh to take upon Himself our sins and be our Savior. Such love is unconditional. It is born of grace alone; his undeserving love one solely by what Jesus has done for us.
Faith alone: by his suffering and death on the cross as a substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and one forgiveness and eternal life for all. His forgiveness and life-our relationship to God as his children restored-is received by all those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. God, the Holy Spirit, through the word of the gospel, works in people the gift of faith through which life and forgiveness is received. This gift is the freely given, born of God’s grace and received by faith alone which is His gift to us through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Scripture alone: The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word. As it is God’s Word to us through divine inspiration it is the only source and norm for all Christian teaching, doctrine, and truth by which we are saved through Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, by Scripture alone.
You are welcome here
Calvary Lutheran Church is a welcoming church. We are committed to sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus to all for whom Christ gave His life and to strive to fulfill the axiom that “as he has loved us, so too we are to love one another.”
Holy communion... That in, with, and under the bread and wine is received the holy, innocent, precious body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and that through that body and blood shed for us we receive the forgiveness of sins, remembering his death until he comes again to judge both the living and the dead. As we each come to the altar to receive Him we do so in a common faith that binds us together in fellowship with one another confessing Him as Lord and Savior of us all.
In the Holy Christian Church... That the Christian Church is the fellowship of all true believers who put their hope and trust in Christ Jesus alone as their Lord and Savior from sin and death. As such it is not owned by anyone denomination or sect but is invisible, established at the cross and reaching its fulfillment in the resurrection of all believers as the bride of Christ himself who gave His life for her. As such this church reaches across denominational boundaries and joins all believers to itself in the hope the resurrection of the dead.